The average pay for a Pediatric Physical Therapist is $60,381 per year.
Pediatric Physical Therapist Total Pay (?
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$48,849 - $77,462
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68K
77K
MEDIAN: $60,381
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Pediatric Physical Therapist Total Pay (?
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$26.79 - $58.48
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,849 - $77,462  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $12,750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,694 - $102,569  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 796
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.79 - $58.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $12,750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,694 - $102,569  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 796
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Job Description for Pediatric Physical Therapist
Pediatric physical therapists are responsible for aiding children who are either recovering physical abilities that they may have lost due to illness or injury, or maintaining the abilities that a permanently disabled child may have. As such, working as a pediatric physical therapist requires a passion for caring for children as well as patience and a great capacity to guide.
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Pediatric Physical Therapist Tasks
  • Administer manual exercises, massage or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength or decrease or prevent deformity.
  • Perform an initial exam, evaluate medical records and physician's referral and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response and progress in patient's chart or computer database.
  • Discharge patient from physical therapy when projected outcomes have been attained and provide for follow-up care or referrals.
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Pay by Experience Level for Pediatric Physical Therapist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Tampa
up arrow 13%
Chicago
up arrow 9%
New York
up arrow 2%
Cleveland
up arrow 1%
National Average
$65,000
Houston
up arrow 2%
Philadelphia
up arrow 5%
Atlanta
up arrow 7%
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Experience Affects Pediatric Physical Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$65,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 31%
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